dogbane tiger moth

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)
    Tortricid moth resting on a leaf

    Tortricid Moths

    About 1,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Two-marked treehopper clinging to a stem

    Treehoppers

    More than 260 species in North America North of Mexico
    Photo of a turkey vulture in flight

    Turkey Vulture

    Cathartes aura
    Tussock moth resting on a wooden board

    Tussock Moths

    About 30 species in subfamily Lymantriinae (formerly a family) in North America
    Photo of a vesper sparrow perched on a barbwire fence

    Vesper Sparrow

    Pooecetes gramineus
    Photo of a Viceroy resting with wings open

    Viceroy

    Limenitis archippus
    Photo of violet wood sorrel plant with flowers

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis violacea
    Photo of viper’s bugloss, closeup of flower

    Viper's Bugloss

    Echium vulgare
    Illustration of virginia creeper leaves, stem, flowers, fruit.

    Virginia Creeper

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia
    Photo of two prairie voles in a nest made of dried grasses

    Voles (Meadow Mice)

    Microtus ochrogaster, M. pinetorum, and M. pennsylvanicus
    image of Cocklebur Weevil

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Wheel Bug, Side View

    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

    Photo of white sweet clover flower cluster showing stalk and flowers.

    White and Yellow Sweet Clovers

    Melilotus albus and M. officinale
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    Invasive

    Photo of white anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis
    Photo of white crownbeard plant with flowers

    White Crownbeard

    Verbesina virginica
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Illustration of white oak leaf.

    White Oak

    Quercus alba
    Photo of white snakeroot leaves and flowers

    White Snakeroot

    Ageratina altissima (formerly Eupatorium rugosum)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of white wild indigo plant with flowering stalk amid prairie grasses

    White Wild Indigo

    Baptisia alba (formerly B. leucantha)
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    Poisonous

    Image of a white-crowned sparrow

    White-Crowned Sparrow

    Zonotrichia leucophrys
    White-Lined Sphinx Moth

    White-Lined Sphinx

    Hyles lineata
    Photo of white tailed buck

    White-Tailed Deer

    Odocoileus virginianus
    White-Throated Sparrow

    White-Throated Sparrow

    Zonotrichia albicollis
    Photo of wholeleaf rosinweed flowerhead

    Wholeleaf Rosinweed

    Silphium integrifolium
    Photo of wild bergamot or horsemint plant with lavender flowers

    Wild Bergamot

    Monarda fistulosa
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    Edible

    Photo of wild hyacinth flower cluster

    Wild Hyacinth

    Camassia scilloides
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    Edible

    Illustration of wild plum leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Wild Plum

    Prunus americana
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    Edible

    Photo of wild strawberry plant with flowers

    Wild Strawberry

    Fragaria virginiana
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    Edible

    Photo of male wild turkey walking in mowed grass

    Wild Turkey

    Meleagris gallopavo
    willow

    Willows

    Salix spp. (about 12 species in Missouri)
    Illustration of winged sumac leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Winged Sumac

    Rhus copallinum
    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Wolf Spiders

    Numerous species and genera in our state.
    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Image of woodchuck (groundhog)
    Photo of a Xanthotype geometer moth

    Xanthotype Geometers

    Xanthotype spp.
    Photo of yarrow or common milfoil flower cluster

    Yarrow (Common Milfoil)

    Achillea millefolium
    Photo of yellow crownbeard flowerhead.

    Yellow Crownbeard

    Verbesina helianthoides
    Photo of yellow star grass plant with flowers

    Yellow Star Grass

    Hypoxis hirsuta
    Photo of yellow wood sorrel plant showing flowers and leaves.

    Yellow Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis stricta
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    Edible

    Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

    Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

    Cisseps fulvicollis
    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana

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